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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Does vitamin d help an underactive thyroid?

Does vitamin d help an underactive thyroid?

Not clear: There are studies that show a correlation between vitamin d levels and thyroid disease but correlation does not imply causation. In other words, it isn't clear there is a cause and effect relationship. It's good to keep your vitamin d level above 20, but low levels are may be indicative of a problem, not a cause of it. ...Read more

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Could vitamin d have helped your underactive thyroid?

Could vitamin d have helped your underactive thyroid?

Vitamin4 low thyroid: I am not aware of any specific effect on vitamin supplements to low thyroid. If your thyroid is low, which can be confirmed by lab tests, then simple thyroid supplement is the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Underactive thyroid what dose it do to men?

Everyone is: Different, and the dose of brand name T4 needs to be customized to you by following serial blood tests. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of underactive thyroid?

What are common symptoms of underactive thyroid?

Underactive thyroid: Weight gain (usually no more than 10 to 15 pounds) and difficulty losing weight; cold intolerance; dry hair and skin; decreased sex drive; fatigue; weakness; muscle cramps; depression. Patients with mild hypothyroidism may not have any symptoms. ...Read more

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A concern about an underactive thyroid, what to do?

A concern about an underactive thyroid, what to do?

Thyroid: Get ur thyroid profile drawn. Ur pcp should be able to treat if levels are abnormal. ...Read more

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How can I find out if I have an underactive thyroid?

How can I find out if I have an underactive thyroid?

See doctor: See a doctor. Report your symptoms. Then if indicated you will have blood drawn and this will tell you. ...Read more

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Plz tell me symptoms of underactive thyroid in women?

Hypothyroid: Typically low energy and possibly weight gain, women may get late or missed menstrual periods but - beware - most patients with hypothyroidism have to get really bad before they notice the symptoms, blood testing can check it much earlier. ...Read more

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Is an underactive thyroid if left untreated harmful at all?

Is an underactive thyroid if left untreated harmful at all?

Yes!: Left untreated, an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is often associated with high blood blood pressure and high cholesterol. It often causes weight gain which can lead to diabetes. All of these separately can increase a person's risk for heart attack and stroke, but together can increase that risk dramatically. ...Read more

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Would I be able to have underactive thyroid and not gain weight?

Would I be able to have underactive thyroid and not gain weight?

Yes: Weight gain is one of the symptoms of underactive thyroid but there are other factors that control ones weight and metabolism including the type of food one eats, age, gender, level of activity, function of the adrenal gland and many more. I have many patients who have low functioning thyroid but are not overweight, some actually quite thin. ...Read more

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Are my sluggish symptoms an underactive thyroid or normal ageing?

See your doctor: Sluggish symptoms are not normal at any age. Please consult your doctor so that a treatable condition is not missed. ...Read more

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Starting to try for a baby but I have an underactive thyroid. Any advise? Things to do and not to do?

Starting to try for a baby but I have an underactive thyroid. Any advise? Things to do and not to do?

Pregs and hypothyrd: For starters get your thyroid going. Pregnant woman's thyroid hormone requirements go up by 30-50 percent. That means if you are on thyroid meds your dose needs to be increased by that much. ...Read more

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Does anastrozole affect underactive thyroid?

Does anastrozole affect underactive thyroid?

No affects or action: There are no affects or interactions. May sure your thyroid is regulated. Why are you taking an aromatase inhibitor? Breast ca? Make sure thyroid is normal so that you don't interfere with therapy. ...Read more

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Can you suffer from thyroid storm if you have an underactive thyroid?

Can you suffer from thyroid storm if you have an underactive thyroid?

No: Only if you severely overdose on your thyroid replacement pills can this happen but then you will be hyperthyroid and not hypothyroid anymore. ...Read more

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Can an underactive thyroid cause vertigo?

Can an underactive thyroid cause vertigo?

Vertigo: Yes, and you must have your doctor check your thyroid levels. If the thyroid is OK your doctor will need to manage your vertigo. ...Read more

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How can an underactive thyroid affect a liver?

Conjugation: There is also evidence that hypothyroidism may directly affect the liver structure or function. Hypothyroidism has been associated in a few case reports with cholestatic jaundice attributed to reduced bilirubin and bile excretion. Recent studies have shown that the hepatic abnormalities associated with hypothyroidism can be reversible with thyroxine replacement with no residual damage. ...Read more

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Can a underactive thyroid cause you to anemic?

Definitely: Make sure your thyroid level has been normalized when you proceed with any anemia evaluation or therapy. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland?

Hypothyroid: Typically low energy and possibly weight gain, but - beware - most patients with hypothyroidism have to get really bad before they notice the symptoms, blood testing can check it much earlier. ...Read more

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Could an underactive thyroid cause or allow candidal overgrowth in the body?

Could an underactive thyroid cause or allow candidal overgrowth in the body?

Hypothyroidism: Can contribute to many problems. Luckily it's easy to diagnose and treat properly, thereby removing it as a problem. With very rare exceptions such as end-stage cancer or HIV infection, candida overgrowth is a medical myth propagated on the internet. It's a false diagnosis that has been around for decades, looking to a disease to cause - which there is none. ...Read more

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I have underactive thyroid can I get a tattoo?

Why?: If you have an underactive thyroid, you should be treating it properly with brand name T4 replacement and keeping it in control. Better you spend the money on medical care and staying healthy than on a tat. Maybe you could get a tattoo of your thyroid or your doctor........ ...Read more

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Is lemon gree tea good for underactive thyroid?

No effect: It will neither hurt nor help much. Drink it if you like it. Although tea has Fluoride which can theoretically displace iodine. ...Read more

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Would an underactive thyroid gland cause sleep spnea?

Would an underactive thyroid gland cause sleep spnea?

Partially: Sleep apnea comes from a closure of the airway, hypothyroid can cause weight gain which worsens the apnea. Theoretically a large thyroid can press on the trachea as well. ...Read more

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What do doctors do to test for an underactive thyroid?

What do doctors do to test for an underactive thyroid?

Blood tests: Typically thyroid function is assessed by blood tests thaat measure the level of various forms of thyroid hormone, bound and unbound in the blood. Sometimes specialized studies utilizing imaging techniques can also be used to determine size, volume, irregularities, location and function of the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Does underactive thyroid cause your tongue to swell on one side?

Does underactive thyroid cause your tongue to swell on one side?

Thyroid: Altered thyroid function may cause macroglossia. This is generally effects the entire tongue. For one sided swelling - you should get it checked with a complete exam, and workup. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have an underactive thyroid gland if I'm losing weight?

No: Weight loss is generally seen as a result of an overactive thyroid gland.

Individuals with an underactive thyroid usually have problems with weight gain and difficulty losing weight. ...Read more

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After starting meds for underactive thyroid, how long before I actually see weight loss?

See details: It depends if you are also willing to diet. You must restrict carbohydrates as well as take your meds. Obesity often is caused by multiple factors, especially dietary habits. ...Read more

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Hi what is the best foods & vitamins is can use and have to help with underactive thyroid?

Hypothyroid: Besides the simple replacing of the thyroid with a daily medication there is no food or vitamins to make your thyroid function work. Please take the medication your physician prescribes for this. ...Read more

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Have struggled with my weight for so long. Does anyone know if the Atkins diet will work with an underactive thyroid?

Yes: First of all you need to take thyroid med to normalize thyroid function. Then you have no worries about an underactive thyroid. The atkins diet should work as long as thyroid function has been normalized first. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of an underactive thyroid and an enlarged thyroid but the ultrasound came back normal. What does that mean?

I have symptoms of an underactive thyroid and an enlarged thyroid but the ultrasound came back normal. What does that mean?

Thyroid levels?: An enlarged thyroid on exam is subjective. The us is better at asessing thyroid size and volume and to rule out other problems which sometimes can be seen on thyroid glands. If your thyroid hormone levels are normal, most likely your symptoms are not related to a thyroid problem. The normal us is reassuring. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if it is possible for your blood tests to show hypothyroidism even if you don't have an underactive thyroid?

That's how we tell: Screen with Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and follow up testing with T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels. There are 2 main differrent types of Hypothyroidism, with the most common being underactive thyroid whicvh would cause the T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels to be low and the TSH to be high. Stress can also cause the TSH to be altered, but the T3 (liothyronine) and T4 would be normal. That is when we check Reverse T3 (liothyronine). Symptoms important too ...Read more

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I believe I have a problem with an underactive thyroid. What kind of doctor should I see that would give me a more extensive examination?

GP, endocrinologist: Diagnosing hypothyroidism is not difficult despite what you may read on the internet. The most sensitive test is a TSH level. When high, it implies that the thyroid level is low. One then checks a free T4 level. Although some alternative doctors will claim that a TSH above 2 is abnormal, the vast majority of people with low thyroid will not have symptoms until the free T4 level is low. ...Read more

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Is there a diet pill for people with underactive thyroid? I have been dieting and exercising but have gained 20 lbs in 6 months... please help

Is there a diet pill for people with underactive thyroid? I have been dieting and exercising but have gained 20 lbs in 6 months... please help

Make sure: You are on the proper dose of BRAND NAME T4 replacement to get your thyroid levels back to normal. Then you can gain or lose weight just like you didn't have a thyroid problem. You have to burn off 3500 calories that you don't eat to lose a pound. Prescription diet pills have potential side effects and only work while you're taking them. OTC pills are a scam and only cause loss of money not weight ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Hypothyroidism (Adult) (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not secrete enough of the thyroid hormones. Symptoms include cold intolerance, constipation, and fatigue. ...Read more